Olivier Giroud becomes the top scorer in France history with 52 goals
Olivier Giroud has made history. Author of the opener shortly before halftime, this Sunday against Poland, the AC Milan striker scored his 52nd achievement with the Blues. He thus exceeded the total achieved by Thierry Henry (51 goals) and became the only record holder for the number of goals scored for the France team.
This time, no angry whim or exceptional goal of which he has the secret. A simple control-crossed strike sequence almost topped to deceive Wojciech Szczesny for an incredible record: this Sunday, Olivier Giroud became the top scorer in the history of the French team with 52 goals, definitely overtaking Thierry Henry in the tricolor list . A historic but above all liberating goal for the Blues: mistreated by Poland, Didier Deschamps’ men opened the scoring in this round of 16 with a knife thanks to the now best sniper in the history of the French selection.
The movie of the game
Returning through the window in the tricolor group after a Euro spent in the shadow of Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud had taken advantage of the package of the first to become the number 9 of the Blues in Qatar. Where his roster had remained blank in Russia, the former Arsenal striker had been able to strike twice against Australia to put his people on track. By the way, he had equaled Thierry Henry, sole holder of the brand since 2009. This Sunday, he celebrated his 117th selection.
Worlds second top scorer
It was on a service from Kylian Mbappé, called upon to take the reins of this ranking one day or another in view of his incredible pace, that the Milanese struck. Served in the area, Giroud has control from the outside of the left before continuing with the same foot. His strike, slightly topped, beat a Wojciech Szczęsny who was slowly gaining momentum. His celebration, including a T made with his hands, paid homage to Titi.